Getting Started

What is Copernic Desktop Search

Copernic Desktop Search is a powerful program that lets you instantly find files stored anywhere on your computer. Search keywords within various types of documents, emails and their attachments, all popular images, video and audio files, contacts, favorites and history items, and so many more.

Copernic Desktop Search offers direct and integrated desktop search capabilities:

Desktop Search window:  Perform searches in a user-friendly interface, open folders or files directly from the software and accomplish much more.

Key Features

Find files on your computer:
    • Instantly find Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, OneNote®, PDF, HTML, WordPerfect®, text, OpenOffice, EPub and ZIP files.
    • Quickly locate emails or attachments from Outlook®, IBM Notes, Windows Live Mail, Eudora®, Eudora OSE and Mozilla Thunderbird™
    • Search over 350 other file types
    • Streamline and optimize your search with specific refining fields and advanced search operators.
Find files on the cloud:
    • Instantly find files located on Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox™.
Image Text Recongnition:
    • Use the Optical Character Recognition technology to find text in pictures and images files.
Simple results management:
    • Instantly preview filtered matching results as you type.
    • Rapidly locate keywords inside your files: keyword highlighting and automatic scrolling to the first keyword occurrence.
    • Use dynamic word-find buttons to trace keywords in documents previews.
    • Easily sort and group search results.
    • Act on the results : Open folders or files, open or reply to emails and much more.
    Performance-oriented search experience:
    • Choose file and email folders to index.
    • Control your computer resources usage when indexing documents.
    • Add more file types to be indexed.
      Note: Files not supported by CDS only have their name and metadata indexed.
    • Real-time indexing feature for automatic, unnoticed real-time indexing of new/updated files, and sent/received emails.

Find out more about the User Interface